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Your Genes and Your Health: How much do you want to know and when?

  • Congregation Shaare Zedek 212 West 93rd Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)
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Shaare Zedek University hosts the second talk in a series curated by Roy Alcalay, on Jewish Genetics, Ethics, and Personal Choice. We welcome Roy's colleague, Wendy Chung, MD, a professor at Columbia University Medical School.

President Obama launched a national effort in Precision Medicine, but what is Precision Medicine? We'll talk about what we are currently able to do in genetic medicine to both prevent and treat disease as well as what work is necessary to realize more opportunities to improve health in the future. We'll specifically talk about what genetic information is available in the Jewish community, what you might want to know (or not) and when.

Dr. Chung is a Herbert Irving Associate Professor of pediatrics in medicine whose research relates to the molecular genetics. She is the director of the Pediatric Heart Network Genetic Core, the Pediatric Neuromuscular Network Molecular Core, the New York Obesity Center Molecular Genetics Core and the Diabetes and Endocrine Research Center Molecular Genetics Core. She is also director of the Clinical Genetics Program, Clinical Cancer Genetics program, the director of the fellowship program in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, and supervises medical education in human genetics for Columbia University Medical School.